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1d MKIII vs. 5D MKII

 
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Mar 01, 2012 12:27 |  #1

So I have loved my 1D very much for the past couple years but I have switched from shooting sports and for news papers to shooting portraits and weddings almost exclusively. So that 1D has a lot of features that go unused. I have a buddy down in LA willing to trade his 5d MKII for my 1D MKIII. Give me some pros and cons of the trade.


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Mar 01, 2012 12:56 |  #2

I think you've just about explained why the 5D2 is better for you.

The crop frame body was ideally suited to photojournalism, but not designed to be a studio cum landscape body. I'm not a wedding 'tog, so am unable to judge whether the 1D3 would be any good for that but my gut feeling is that a full frame body woul;d be better.


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Mar 01, 2012 13:01 |  #3

A wedding photographer once told me he likes to use his 1D more than 5D2 because the speed it focuses and all the AF points help on the "big day". of course if you're doing engagement and they're standing there posing I dont see how the speed and focus points can be that much more beneficial for you.


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Mar 01, 2012 13:06 as a reply to  @ Wummy's post |  #4

For portraits & weddings, I'd reach for the 5D2 over the 1DIII.


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Mar 01, 2012 13:29 |  #5

tylerpaulphoto wrote in post #13998269 (external link)
So I have loved my 1D very much for the past couple years but I have switched from shooting sports and for news papers to shooting portraits and weddings almost exclusively. So that 1D has a lot of features that go unused. I have a buddy down in LA willing to trade his 5d MKII for my 1D MKIII. Give me some pros and cons of the trade.

I shoot mostly weddings & events and use both 1 & 5 series bodies .. sometimes I need accurate servo focus on moving subjects (aisle shots, motion posing, etc.) and use the 1 series for those .. and the extra reach of the 1.3 crop helps during ceremonies as well.

But for much of the day my 5D2 is used .. great IQ, adequate focus, and FF goodness for wide aperture bokeh and wide angle stuff.

Different parts of the day I use different bodies .. not a biggie as I always have two bodies on me most all the time anyways.


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Mar 01, 2012 13:40 as a reply to  @ mmahoney's post |  #6

Here is what I was told and what made me go for a 1D3 over the 5D2..... you can make the 1D3 a good studio camera if you need to but you cant make the 5D2 a good sports camera... if your not hurting for MP then stick with your 1D3 cause it can do what a 5D can just with a bit of a crop factor.... But your limited to 3.9 FPS on the 5D2 with crap AF....




  
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